Hello and thank you for allowing me to join your paint forum. I am a fairly good mechanic but a novice and student to body and paint. My project is a 79 Z-28 and have stripped the car down and have removed the front sub-frame.I have been self teaching thru you tube the body work.At this point in time Im currently prepping for spraying the 2k urethane primer/surfacer high build colored primer (yellow).Im about a week away and have a friend that will spray the primer and teach me as we go. Ive been pre planning the paint job. And this is the direction Ive decided to go .After watching many of the videos done by Kevin Tetz (Eastman) while doing the Zed-Sled (Camaro) Ive read a piece he wrote noting the following: Single Stage paint using Clear Coat over it. Spray your single stage color (GM code 52 sunflower yellow) next mix together a (individually premixed) of 50% color and 50% clear then 25% color and 75% clear and lastly a few coats of 100% clear. Now my twist is I want to add some .004 gold flakes to my paint job. The instructions call for 2 tablespoons of flake per 1 quart of clear. Im not wanting the flakes to be so dense that it would block out my color (yellow). So Im guessing, to have a moderate flake showing, maybe 1-1.5 tablespoons per qt. ?? And when should I add the flakes to the clear at the 25% color/75% clear coat phase? and then spray 2 coats of 100% clear ? Im looking for some informative reply's.